In the same simple and small building, 430 seats, which housed the former Colonial movie theater, the curtain of Cervantes Theater went up for the first time in 1979.
It is the venue of the Cervantino International Festival, and includes a small lively square commonly used as the improvised stage of musicians who perform their music for the couples who meet there. When you look slightly up the hill you can see Don Quijote de la Mancha and his loyal squire Sancho Panza riding down the hill, the two main characters created by the Spaniard genius Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
It is worth to make a pause to buy a sherbet from street vendors near the surrounding trees or, if it is nighttime and you have a chance, to go in one of the nearby bars, where young people from all over the world hang meet in an atmosphere that only Guanajuato can offer.
Formally the Colonial movie theater, this unpretentious, compact building with room for just 430 seats has been home to the Cervantes Theater since 1979.
One of the venues for the Cervantino International Arts Festival, the theater faces onto a small, lively square that often serves as an impromptu stage for local street musicians to serenade the couples who gather there. Looking towards the hill over the square you will see a monument to the legendary Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes and his two most famous creations: Don Quixote de la Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza, as they come galloping down the hill.
You should stop to buy an ice from one of the vendors in the shade of the surrounding trees, or if it’s after dark, and the moment is right, drop in to one of the nearby bars, where young people from all over the meet up in an atmosphere that only Guanajuato can provide.